The seaside town of Redcar lies on the beautiful North Yorkshire coast. Stretching from east to west, the vast, sandy shore looks out onto the North Sea. It has a rich maritime history as a Victorian holiday resort and an ancient former centre for the fishing industry. On the esplanade, at the town’s excellent museum, you will find the world’s oldest lifeboat, the Zetland. Built in 1802, it was used to save hundreds of lives and is a must-see on self-catering holidays in Redcar. Another local landmark is the town’s historic racecourse, which has been hosting events for over a century. In the centre of Redcar, you will find impressive Victorian architecture and a variety of independent shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs. There are many scenic walks to enjoy from Redcar, including the route along the coast to the neighbouring village of Marske-by-the-Sea, where you will discover fine historical architecture and several cosy pubs. The rugged moorland and wooded valleys of the North York Moors National Park are a short distance south of holiday cottages in Redcar.


Sea You There is a chic seafront cottage with wonderful ocean views in Redcar, Yorkshire. The pet-friendly cottage boasts bay windows that capture the view, as well as open-plan spaces with a distinct coastal vibe, plus sleek modern furnishing. Relax to the sound of the waves and the sea breeze.

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Recommended Places to Visit When on Holiday in Redcar

Newham Grange Farm   Children can meet farm animals and enjoy a variety of activities at this popular family friendly attraction near Redcar.

Kirkleatham Owl Centre   Don’t miss the opportunity to visit this incredible selection of rare owls, just outside Redcar.

Saltburn Miniature Railway   Take a scenic ride from Cat Nab Station, through the lush valley of Skelton Beck on the way to Forest Halt, where you will find the Italian Gardens and a cosy tearoom. 

Whitby Whale Watching Take to the sea for a day of whale watching, departing from the historical town of Whitby.

Preston Park Museum and Grounds  This renowned museum features various exhibits on local history, beautiful gardens and a café.